- A survey by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) found security and risk management are the top IT priorities for government CIOs.
- Conversely, a Gartner survey of private sector CIOs earlier this year put security in seventh place as an IT priority.
- Security has risen dramatically as a priority for state CIOs in the last few years. In 2010, government CIOs identified centralizing and consolidating services and data as their top priority, followed by budget and cost controls.
When it comes to security, state CIOs specifically named governance, security frameworks, insider threats and data protection as key concerns. Cloud services and systems consolidation were the second biggest priorities for state government CIOs behind security.
Meanwhile, business intelligence and analytics ranked No. 1 for private sector CIOs, the Gartner survey found.
The annual survey is a “good illustration of how the responsibilities of the state CIO are expanding,” said New Mexico CIO Darryl Ackley, NASCIO’s president.